Monday, October 29, 2007

great new batts...yay!

These first ones are the colorway "my favorite things"

you know that song...

Girls with white hair ribbons
and in blue jeans
green and gold wool tied up with strings
brown wool and threads and silky white things
these are a few of my favorite things...

ok...i've bastardized that a bit...anyway, they're called *But not the Kitchen Sink Batts* (tm) because they have a everything else...i tried to put the kitchen sink in but my drum carder threw it out! hehe! They do have ribbon, lace, blue jeans bits, wool, silk, llama, satin bits, blue jean thread, silk threads, yarn, and more all thrown in there...they spin up into fun yarn...

the other is the polar opposite...rather than every color and every fiber known to man...and some not...this is just wool in black and white blended into glorious greys that totally remind me of Overcast Skies...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


something about autumn makes me a little melancholy. I'm not sure if it's the going of summer, or what but lately i've been feeling a little sad. Sad that the world is so filled up with angst. Sad that so many people see the worst, assume the worst and think the worst...Sad that those same people don't want to see when they are wrong, and instead make accusations.

I dyed a colorway i'm calling "Chasing Rainbows" to get me out of my little blue funk. I'm not sure it's working...but i'm hoping. I'm trying very hard to see the best in people...even when it's hard, even when it's not obvious. Maybe my little addition will help :-) I'm hoping! What do you think? it'll be in my etsy store on friday...look for it!

Friday, October 12, 2007

it's friday again...fiber friday. you need yarn, you need need your weekly fiber fix!

come on over to etsy and check out Supplies for fiber friday!

see all the awesome new fiber...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Coreopsis from the dye pot

the dye pot you see prepared below is done with a variety of coreopsis...(i'm honestly not sure which--my bad). I picked all the fresh flowers i had, cooked them for an hour, added a teaspoon or so of ammonia. then i cooked the premordanted silk (alum and cream of tartar). this is the great color that i got!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

cool toy

here's a cool new way to search Etsy's stuff...check it out!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Dyeing pics

coreopsis to dye for!